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MLB BASEBALL

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.

The Reds will give the ball to starter Johnny Cueto in this one. Righthander Cueto is 5-2 this season with a 2.82 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Cueto with Francisco Liriano. Lefthander Liriano has a 3.02 ERA to go along with a 16-8 record this season.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Pirates on September 29. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +118 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 90-72 SU
Pittsburgh: 94-68 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 21 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games